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MOU identifies joint priorities for conservation and sustainable usage NEW YORK (September 22, 2010) – The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) to coordinate their mutual conservation objectives and activities around the world. The MoU was signed by Ahmed Djoghlaf, Executive Secretary of the CBD, and Dr. Steven Sanderson, WCS President and CEO, at the Central Pa...
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Specialized Stamps Will Benefit Existing Wildlife Protection Funds at No Cost to American Taxpayers Bi-Partisan Group Led the Charge for New Funding Mechanism for Tigers, Elephants, Rhinos, Great Apes and Marine Turtles WASHINGTON, D.C. (September 22, 2010) – The Wildlife Con...
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Finding underlines importance of protecting wildlife populations to gain insights into pathogens that impact human populations WCS researchers provided key data for study NEW YORK (September 22, 2010)—Researchers from the University of Alabama at Birmingham, the Wildlife Conservation Society and others have discovered that the most common form of human malaria—Plasmodium falciparum—may have originated in western lowland gorillas. This finding comes from...
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WCS, Grand Teton National Park, and Wyoming Game and Fish Department collaborate in effort to safeguard the longest overland migration in the continental United States Research builds on earlier WCS and Park documentation of the Path of the Pronghorn, Seeks to uncover threats and challenges to long-term viability of Grand Teton pronghorn population BOZEMAN, MT (September 22, 2010) –The Wildlife Conservation Society, Gra...
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WCS embarks on a huge study to ensure safer journeys for pronghorn through their migratory corridor in the American West.
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Association of Zoos and Aquariums bestows prestigious education award to WCS affiliated public school U.S. Rep. José E. Serrano acknowledges achievement Bronx, NY – Sept. 22, 2010 – The Association of Zoos and Aquariums awarded its top honor in the field of education to the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Urban Assembly School for Wildlife Conservation. The award was presented at a ceremony at the AZA Annual Conference i...
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Edith McBean and Dr. G. Carleton Ray will be honored for their conservation effortsDistinguished conservationist George Schaller among attendees Brooklyn, N.Y. – Sept. 22, 2010 – The Wildlife Conservation Society will hold the annual Dinner by the Sea benefit at WCS’s New York Aquarium today, Wednesday, Sept. 22, at 6:30 p.m. This year’s honorees are Vice Chair of the WCS Board of Trustees, Edith McBean, who will receive the Distinguished Leadership in Conservation Award, and Dr. G. Ca...
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Photo confirms second beaver living in the Bronx River near the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx ZooState mammal of New York State is making a comeback in New York City – locally extinct since colonial timesWCS and The Bronx River Alliance have been working to restore the river since 2001 with funds secured by U.S. Rep José E. Serrano Visit www.BronxZoo.com to help give the new beaver a name Bronx, NY – Sept. 17, 2010 – New York City’s known beaver population doubled sinc...
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MEDIA ADVISORY SAVE THE DATE: Tuesday, September 21, 2010 Actor Edward Norton and UN Delegates to attend Central Park Zoo event In advance of United Nations Special Meeting Who: Dr. Steven Sanderson, President & CEO, Wildlife Conservation Society;Edward Norton, Actor and UN Goodwill Ambassador for Biodiversity;Ahmed Djoghlaf, Secretary, Convention on Biological DiversityDr. Eric Chivian, Center for Health and the Global Environment, Harv...
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Only 42 source sites scattered over Asia represent last hope for world’s biggest catsAn additional $35 million in global conservation efforts would enable tigers to bounce backWildlife Conservation Society, IUCN, Global Environment Facility, Panthera, World Bank, and others co-authored peer-reviewed study NEW YORK— A new peer-reviewed paper by the Wildlife Conservation Society and other groups reveals an ominous finding: most of the world’s last remaining tigers—long decimated by...
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